Thursday, December 18, 2003

No.19 Orangemen rally to overtake Manhattan


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The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Billy Edelin scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to rally No. 19 Syracuse to its fourth straight victory, 69-63 over Manhattan Wednesday night.

Gerry McNamara scored 16 points for Syracuse (4-1), which trailed by eight points at halftime. Hakim Warrick added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Luis Flores led the Jaspers (3-2) with 22 points.

Syracuse shot 51.1 percent from the field and held a 37-26 rebounding edge but had 22 turnovers.

Edelin, held to three points in only nine minutes in the first half, hit a floater along the baseline, then converted his second steal of the game into a layup as Syracuse scored the first eight points of the second half to tie the game at 42. His layup with 13:53 to go gave him 10 points in the period and the Orangemen a 50-48 lead.

After Guy Ngarndi hit a jumper from the top of the key to move Manhattan within 57-54 with 7:40 left, McNamara hit a wide-open 3 from the left wing 25 seconds later.

Syracuse clamped down with a man-to-man defense, and Manhattan did not score another basket until Ngarndi's with 15 seconds left.

MANHATTAN (3-2)-Holmes 3-10 6-11 12, Konovelchick 1-7 0-0 3, Benton 6-6 2-3 14, Flores 7-17 6-7 22, Minor 1-1 1-1 3, Wingate 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Ngarndi 2-2 0-0 4, Mulligan 2-4 1-4 5. Totals 22-50 16-26 63.

SYRACUSE (4-1)-Warrick 5-9 2-4 12, Pace 1-2 0-0 2, Forth 2-3 2-2 6, McNamara 4-9 6-6 16, Edelin 7-13 3-7 17, Roberts 0-1 1-2 1, McNeil 2-3 3-4 7, McCroskey 3-7 1-2 8. Totals 24-47 18-27 69.

Halftime-Manhattan 42-34. 3-Point Goals-Manhattan 3-11 (Flores 2-5, Konovelchick 1-5, Mulligan 0-1), Syracuse 3-11 (McNamara 2-7, McCroskey 1-4). Rebounds-Manhattan 26 (Holmes 9), Syracuse 37 (Warrick 10). Assists-Manhattan 15 (Flores 4), Syracuse 16 (Warrick, McNamara 4). A-14,688.

No. 3 Duke 69, Princeton 51

DURHAM, N.C. - Luol Deng shook off a rough first half to score 18 points, including several key shots down the stretch as the Blue Devils (7-1) extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 32 games. The freshman was 1-for-6 with three turnovers in the opening 20 minutes but had 15 points in the second half.

Andre Logan led the Tigers (4-3) with 16 points.

PRINCETON (4-3)-Wysocki 1-2 0-0 2, Wallace 3-7 1-2 7, Greenman 3-10 0-0 6, Persia 1-7 0-0 3, Venable 2-3 2-3 7, Schafer 0-2 0-0 0, Logan 7-11 2-2 16, Stephens 5-9 0-0 10, Schaen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 5-7 51.

DUKE (7-1)-Deng 7-13 2-3 18, Ewing 5-10 4-4 15, Randolph 2-3 1-2 5, Redick 5-14 4-4 17, Duhon 3-11 0-0 6, Horvath 0-0 0-0 0, Melchionni 0-0 0-0 0, Dockery 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 1-2 4-6 6. Totals 24-55 15-19 69.

Halftime-Duke 31, Princeton 27. 3-Point goals-Princeton 2-18 (Venable 1-2, Persia 1-6, Wysocki 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Logan 0-3, Greenman 0-5), Duke 6-19 (Redick 3-8, Deng 2-4, Ewing 1-4, Duhon 0-3). Rebounds-Princeton 29 (Wallace 6), Duke 32 (Deng 8). Assists-Princeton 10 (Persia 3), Duke 13 (Duhon 5). A-9,314.

No. 5 Georgia Tech 74, Alabama A&M 41

ATLANTA - Will Bynum, a reserve guard, hit consecutive 3-pointers in an early 24-2 run for the Yellow Jackets (9-0), who continued the third-best start in school history. Tech forced 18 first-half turnovers by the Bulldogs (2-4) and 28 in the game.

Luke Schenscher had a career-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting for the Yellow Jackets.

ALABAMA A&M (2-4)-Walker 1-5 0-0 2, E.Smith 1-6 0-0 2, J.Smith 2-7 0-0 4, Trotter 5-11 4-4 16, Ricketts 2-10 3-6 8, Benjamin 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Horton 0-1 0-0 0, Burks 0-0 0-1 0, Matthews 2-7 0-0 4, Collins 0-4 5-6 5. Totals 13-51 12-17 41.

GEORGIA TECH (9-0)-Elder 3-12 1-1 7, McHenry 1-2 0-0 2, Schenscher 10-14 2-5 22, Jack 1-7 2-2 4, Lewis 3-7 0-0 8, Muhammad 3-5 1-8 7, Bynum 2-5 1-4 7, Brooks 1-2 2-2 4, Moore 1-2 3-4 5, West 0-2 0-0 0, Nystrom 3-3 0-0 8, Nelson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-62 12-26 74.

Halftime-Georgia Tech 49-15. 3-Point goals-Alabama A&M 3-11 (Trotter 2-5, Ricketts 1-5, ESmith 0-1). Georgia Tech 6-21 (Nystrom 2-2, Bynum 2-4, Lewis 2-5, Nelson 0-1, West 0-2, Jack 0-3, Elder 0-4). Rebounds-Alabama A&M 37 (Trotter 8), Georgia Tech 45 (Jack, Muhammad, Brooks 6). Assists-Alabama A&M 4 (Trotter 3), Georgia Tech 15 (Jack 5). A-8,341.

No. 18 Pittsburgh 79,

Chicago State 51

PITTSBURGH - Julius Page scored 14 points in only 18 minutes and the Panthers (9-0) extended their home winning streak to a school-record 29 straight games.

Chicago State (1-8) has lost 39 straight road games and 27 in a row overall against Division I foes.

CHICAGO ST. (1-8)-Franklin 3-7 2-2 9, Hansbro 1-2 0-0 2, Petty 0-5 1-2 1, Weeden 3-9 6-8 14, Parran 0-2 0-0 0, May 0-1 2-2 2, Akindele 3-6 2-4 8, McKinnie 1-1 0-0 3, Richard 0-1 0-0 0, Talley 0-0 0-0 0, Perry 3-9 3-5 10, Carter 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 15-48 16-23 51.

PITTSBURGH (9-0)-Troutman 1-1 1-2 3, Brown 4-7 1-1 9, Morris 2-5 1-1 5, Page 5-6 1-2 14, Krauser 3-5 2-3 10, Demetris 4-6 1-2 10, Turner 1-2 1-2 3, Kendall 1-4 0-0 2, Small 0-1 0-0 0, McCarroll 1-2 3-3 5, Graves 3-7 0-0 7, Taft 3-5 1-1 7, Bowman 0-1 0-0 0, Gray 2-4 0-1 4. Totals 30-56 12-18 79.

Halftime-Pitt 50-18. 3-Point goals-Chicago St 5-9 (Weeden 2-5, Franklin 1-1, McKinnie 1-1, Perry 1-2), Pitt 7-13 (Page 3-3, Krauser 2-4, Demetris 1-2, Graves 1-2, Turner 0-1, Kendall 0-1). Rebounds-Chicago St 30 (Hansbro 6), Pitt 35 (Taft 6). Assists-Chicago St 5 (Franklin, Weeden, May, Akindele, Talley 1), Pitt 22 (Taft 5). A-6,297.



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